Caravan of Unity
Exploring the many dimensions of peace through spirit, dialogue, art and action
1-21 September 2020 | Online and in-person | across Europe and Beyond
Join us to create one of the largest collective actions for peace in human history
Welcome to Co-Creating Europe’s Caravan of Unity: a ground-breaking series of events taking place across Europe and beyond exploring the many dimensions of peace through spirit, dialogue, art and action.
The Caravan of Unity is not a caravan in a classic sense. Originally used to describe a diverse group of people travelling together by camel or camper van, we define the term caravan in a new and contemporary way.
What travels in our caravan is the energy of peace and the spirit of unity, finding expression through the actions and events of our Europe-wide and global network of members, friends and co-creators during the first three weeks of September 2020 and culminating in the global celebration of World Peace Day on September 21st.
organizations around the world
Co-Creating Europe, host of the Caravan of Unity’s European leg, is a growing network of individuals, initiatives and organizations from Europe and around the world. Together with our partners, Unity Earth, The Hague Center for Global Governance, One Humanity Institute and The Missing Kind, we envision this caravan to grow into one of the largest and most diverse physical and digital collective movements for peace in human history.
40 + locations
Held by a strong virtual infrastructure and dedicated participants in many nations, cities and regions in Europe and beyond, the Caravan of Unity aims to connect purposeful people and projects to create an intention based field of consciousness that strengthens unity in diversity. Our vision is based on the realization of the prior unity of all beings: the deep and timeless interconnection that knits us together as one human family. The Caravan of Unity will strive to inspire a shared sense of inner and outer peace, instil kind-heartedness as a guiding motif for cooperation, and contribute towards inclusive and just societies at local and transnational levels.
In conjunction, a sister caravan will be moving across the USA, starting in San Francisco’s historic Grace Cathedral and culminating in Washington DC. This caravan will weave its way from West to East, carrying a torch of hope and healing for this time of historic change. More caravans are plannend in the middle east aswell as other parts of the world for the next years.
The Caravan of Unity will provide the foundation for a second phase of action in 2021, including a Kindness Convoy (details below) and other actions and events created through the synergies and collaborations of our participants’ work and visions.
At this time of unprecedented global challenge and change, we will take collective action for a regeneration for humanity that is rooted in the values of peace, unity and transnational solidarity!
Thinking and acting together across borders
How can you get involved?
You can join the Caravan of Unity by engaging with your own ideas, artworks, projects or community programs. The success of the caravan depends on the active participation of us all: it is a self-organizing initiative which will grow organically from the inspiration, actions and connections of those that resonate with its intention to create worldwide peace and unity.
Compassionate activists already working towards conscious change may consider hosting in-person seminars and workshops or online live-streams on topics relevant to their context and community. Existing community groups may wish to organise peace choirs, community meditations or tree-planting projects in their local area. Artists and individuals may be inspired to create music, photos and poetry or organize cross-border art exhibitions or online galleries… whatever resonates with you most!
The Caravan of Unity encourages individuals and organizations to contribute towards this communal journey in ways which feel most appropriate and meaningful to them. So from festivals and flash-mobs to a poem or painting, each offering is welcomed and no contribution is too small.
Which piece of the collective puzzle will you bring?
Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome in the Caravan of Unity regardless of age or experience: all that counts is your alignment with Co-Creating Europe’s essential values and a desire to make the caravan a rich and impactful experience for all.
The caravan will feature a diverse range of social, political and spiritual change activists including indigenous communities, peacemakers, artists, ecologists, musicians, spiritual leaders and social alchemists, as well as members of the general public who resonate with the caravan’s aims and actions and simply want to be part of the journey.
So whether you’re 8 or 80, in France or in Finland, an existing change-maker or simply someone wishing to create a brighter collective future, we invite you to join us and enrich the Caravan of Unity with the unique treasures and talents of your own culture and community.
Inspiring a culture of collaboration and co-creation in Europe and the World
Manifest peace your own way.
Come join our R-Evolutionary party!
What’s already part of the caravan?
One Tree: Planting Peace
Planting a tree can be a conscious act of love for all that exists. We can all plant trees together with our families and friends, in our communities, villages, towns and holy places. In doing so we not only imagine a world in peace, but express our collective longing for a whole and sacred world.
Planting trees worldwide is much more than a symbolic act. Together we are planting a huge Tree of Life: a tree we all care for, making it a place for listening not only to the wisdom of nature, but also to each other’s hearts, celebrating life in prior unity and respecting diversity. The Tree of Life reminds us that all life is inseparably ONE.
Place: across Europe and beyond
Project coordination: Annette Kaiser, Gabriele Castagnoli
Partners: Villa Unspunnen, Global Ecovillage Network, Auroville
Emerging Proud 2020: Inner and Outer Peace
This year’s Emerging Proud Day explores the connection between inner and outer peace as well as the relationship between peace on an individual and systemic level.
Proud Emergees are invited to produce their own representation of what this year’s concept means to them, whether through art, poetry, music or an activity.
Emergees will be invited to share their creation via the blog and on social media from Emerging Proud Day on 12 May up until the Caravan launch, planting the seeds of activity which will grow to be featured during the Caravan of Unity events taking place between 1-21st of September.
Place: online across the world
Project coordination: Katie Mottram
Partners: Emerging Proud
EuroArt: European Energy Receivers
An artist from each European country will create a sculpture that expresses the contribution of each nation to the European heritage of unity in diversity. In a ritual, the sculptures will be connected to each other and, if possible, placed in a public space and shown together in a virtual gallery.
Place: throughout Europe
Project coordination: Anatoly Kharkhurin, Julian Baller
European Meditation Vigil
Spiritual teachers and activists from different European countries and different spiritual traditions give short daily impulse lectures on peace work followed by a guided meditation.
Project coordination: Thomas Steininger, Elizabeth Debold
Partners: Evolve Germany, One World in Dialogue
European Walk and Voices
Co-Creating Europe activists Anders and Atanas are jointly hosting an immersive experience focused on embodied experiences of peace and unity. It starts with a vocal workshop where the experience of unity in diversity becomes physically tangible through the magic of choral music. The workshop will be followed by a guided hike through Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains for several days, during which the singing is continued, alternating with moments of deep silence and inner reflection.
Place: Plovdiv Bulgaria, Rhodope Mountains
Project coordination: Anders Nyberg, Atanas Genkov
Partners: Peace of Music, Natural Connection Bulgaria
The Kindness Convoy 2021
The Caravan of Unity will build the foundations of the Kindness Caravan project which will launch in 2021, bringing together participants from the 2020 Caravan tour through a physical journey.
This physical tour will establish a network of communities through shared social impact activities based around art, dialogue, creativity, but most importantly, prioritizing kindness and compassion to all.
Embracing unity in diversity
and catalyzing heart connections
Find the caravan on social media
A symphony of voices, wisdom and actions joined together in unison
Co-Creating Europe is a growing network of individuals, initiatives and organizations from all parts of Europe and beyond that share a vision of peace and unity. Our mission is to connect spiritual and social change-makers from all European countries and regions. We aim to inspire and learn from each other to transform Europe into a place of solidarity and diversity, rooted in the prior unity of all being.
There are many of us who don’t want to let our societies fragment into isolated subcultures. In this spirit of human unity, we want to initiate a culture of dialogue and individual and collective growth. Learn more about our core values on the Essentials page of our website.
Evolutionary & Integral
Glocal & In Solidarity
Freedom & Human Rights
About Our Partners
Unity Earth is a global network of organizations and individuals standing together in the quest to build a brighter future for humanity and for the planet.
The Hague Centre for Global Governance is an organization and co-creative collective serving the emergence of a harmonic, conscious humanity.
One Humanity Institute is a collaborative enterprise developed to attract, educate, and inspire people of all ages and cultures to translate universal values into actions that generate global harmony and prosperity for sustainable peace.
The Missing Kind is a UK registered charity inspiring a kinder world through social impact venues and projects.
Co-Creating Europe e.V.